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and demagoguery of the 70's and 80's. the real civil rights battles were over, and then obama brings it all back. gerri: maybe i'm just my youth, but i really believe that having obama as president, as a black american would bring us together, would make things better, would help us feel this issue, moved beyond it, but it has only gotten worse. >> that is why my book is for you because a lot of americans thought that. more white americans voted for obama in 2008 and had voted for any democrat for president in nearly 40 years. obviously a lot of people and that hope. i think seeing him do it himself is what is so arresting about this video, but usually it is being pushed by white liberals. if you don't go for obama america is racist. that statement by romney. and they do it -- they don't care about the historic nature. otherwise they would have been supporting clarence thomas' nomination to the supreme court. they like him because he is the most left-wing president we have ever had, and they can defend his liberal policies by calling his opponents and critics racist >> i want to read the respons
is slapping jpmorgan with a civil suit. jpmorgan brought a very distressed -- during the height of the financial crisis. harvey pitt joins me now. here is jpmorgan response right now. the new york attorney general relates to bear stearns which we acquired over the course of a weekend on behalf of the u.s. government. this complaint is entirely about historic honda by that entity. do they have a good argument? >> i think they do. one of the issues is whether they acquired full responsibilities for all the tire responsibilities. i think they have a good argument. melissa: jamie dimon think he was probably getting, or something to that effect of, he was getting a lot of liability here. interesting enough, this karla sanchez, who was an attorney for the group that sued them privately, now she has moved over to the attorney general's office. in fact, that is one of their other complaints. jpmorgan says it is generally recycled litigation. >> well, i think this whole filing of the lawsuit and particularly the timing on the eve of the first residential debate, all of this strikes me as
demonstrate and right to protest almost any cutback, and they have an absurd welfare state. why are they so upset? increase government along replace civil servants extra for coming to work on time. using a computer. in italy teachers no longer can retire with a fat pension at age 39. there are other cutbacks, but not many. european welfare states are bigger than ours. now growing faster than theirs. is this what we face? once people are used to getting free stuff they fight to hold onto it. our welfare state money will run out. people can't keep voting themselves free stuff. well, i guess they can, but the money will run out. mitt romney expresses let's hear what he says about 47 percent of americans are people. >> government has a responsibility to pay for them. believe they are entitled to the health care. john: entitled. people feel entitled to government handouts, they tend to do this. when governments take some handouts away. this hope, maybe we will learn from what is going on in europe. probably not. americans don't pay much attention. the few countries did reform the welfare state w
-hours. >>> government is filing a civil suit against wells fargo. they are accused of reckless behavior issuing federally backed loans. shares of wells fargo fell nearly 2%. >>> all right, our top story today, german chancellor angela merkel arrived in greece today and was met with massive protests. some greeks even dressed as nazis to mock the german leader that is so nice. what a great welcome. why are the greeks protesting one of the few people who might actually be able to help them escape a economic meltdown? joining me for more on this story, university of chicago proper professor charles lipscomb and former director of the congressional budget office, douglas holtz-eakin. thanks to you both for joining us. doug, what do you think of those pictures? >> i think this is a reminder that greeks have not done the hard reforms they need to be successful. to be successful in the bad growth, big debt environment they have to cut government employment and reduce transfer programs. they have done very little of that. they were supposed to cut 30,000 jobs. they cut 1,000. they lost another nine from
.s. to sue over acts committed against them in the u.s., not over civil violations committed by other countries on their own soil. in the 1980's some very smart lawyers used this law to sue corporations over a human rights abuses in foreign countries. the case argued today involved nigerians who alleged that royal dutch shell of the netherlands, not even a u.s. company, helped the nigerian regime torture and kill people in nigeria in the 1990's over oil that the royal dutch was looking for. the high court has suggested that using this alien tort act in human rights cases could be okay in limited instances, such as in piracy, you know, for things dating back to the 18th century. today the majority of justices, however, sounded reluctant to turn the u.s. courts and to the human rights policeman of the world, just as alito asked, what business does a case like that have in the courts of the united states. it looks like that they might allow some limited applications of it, but not allowed this broad interpretation of it. gerri: i think he may have something there. thank you for coming on
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